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Open source might be a Ukraine war casualty
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Weaponised and bogged down

Open source and cloud technology might be collateral damage in the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Open source developer burns own libraries
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Tuesday, 11 January 2022 12:29

Open source developer burns own libraries


Protesting against not giving back to the community

Popular open-source libraries colors and faker were defaced by their creator as the open saucey equivalent of a suicide bombing.

French surrender to Open Source
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Monday, 15 November 2021 13:04

French surrender to Open Source


No more of your ‘orrible roast beef eating proprietary stuff

The French government's wants to use open source to make it a vector of digital sovereignty and a guarantee of "democratic confidence."

Nintendo shuts down open source project
Published in Gaming
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:59

Nintendo shuts down open source project


Submit to the power of our mighty briefs

Nintendo has targeted the developer of an open-source Switch payload injector with a cease and desist notice and  the DragonInjector developer decided to call it a day.

Microsoft admits it was on the wrong side of history
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Ballmer was wrong about Open Source

Microsoft’s current president Brad Smith has accepted the company was on the wrong side of history when it called Open Sauce software cancer.

Open source gets Munich agreement
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Monday, 18 May 2020 11:11

Open source gets Munich agreement


We have in our hands a piece of paper which means Linux on the desktop in our time.

In an uncharacteristic notable U-turn, newly elected politicians in Munich have decided that its administration needs to use open-source software, instead of proprietary products like Microsoft Office.

Sorry Steve, Open Source beat you
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Monday, 30 December 2019 10:12

Sorry Steve, Open Source beat you


How Open Source conquered the world

CNBC Explores released a 14-minute documentary this month called "The Rise Of Open-Source Software" that open-source software "has essentially taken over the world".

Google open sources Cardboard
Published in IoT
Thursday, 07 November 2019 09:29

Google open sources Cardboard


Recycling

Search engine Google is open-sourcing its Cardboard viewers to make sure that the “no-frills, accessible-to-everyone” VR project does not go to waste. 

Developer ICE open sources software
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Monday, 23 September 2019 11:32

Developer ICE open sources software


Was being used to put kids in cages

A software engineer pulled a personal project down after he found out that one of the companies using it had recently signed a contract with the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

US might have control of Open Source
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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 11:40

US might have control of Open Source


China fears a loss of GitHub  

It is starting to look like Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump has control of open source code and can freeze out whichever country fails to give him enough respect.